Lurie, Nancy Oestreich. Winebago berdache

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Winebago berdache

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American anthropologist -- Vol. 55

Published By: Original publisher American anthropologist -- Vol. 55 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association. 1953. 708-712 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Nancy Oestreich Lurie

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Winnebago/Ho-Chunk (NP12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Homosexuality (838); Interviewing in research (124); Status, role, and prestige (554); Comparative evidence (171);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document shows how the role of the Winnebago berdache was still in evidence at the close of the 19th century, and how some of the cultural traits inherent in this particular role had parallels to those appearing among some of the Plains Siouan tribes. The data were gathered in most part from native informants, and provide information on the special position in the society played by the berdache, his status, special clothing, and receiving the 'call' to become a berdache. The author points out that in the case of a true berdache, the person retains a position of honor and respect in the society, but when he was forced to adopt the role (e.g., as a prisoner of war, or for some offense against society, as desertion in battle), without the blessing given by the Moon, he was dishonored and disgraced.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. np12-008

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references(p. 712)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1945-1950

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1964; John Beierle; 2008

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1880-1947

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Wisconsin, Nebraska, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ho Chunk Indians


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